ETYMOLOGY OF LOCAL 2JAMES. 3^7 s* vat-par; Hasan-pur; Ibrahim-pnr; *Isa-pur, founded by Mirza'Isa Tarkhan, Governor of Matkara in 1629 A. D.; Jaion-pur ; Jagadis-pnr, founded by a Par&sar, Jagadeva, whose descendants are still on the sr>o£ and claim no ^reat antiquity; Jamalpnr; Jogi-pur ; Kalyanpur ; Kiisim-pur ; KLan-pnr ; Kisiian- par, recently settled from the village of Kiirab; Lai-par; Mar^har-pur ; Mohan-pur; Mubarak-pur; Mozaffar-pur ; XaLi-pnr; Xasir-pur : Xdr-rur ; Rae-pnr ; Salyid-par ; Siialiab-pnr; Shah-pur ; Shahzdd-pur : Shorpur ; lay- yibpnr, and Zakariya-pur. Of these 43 villages, 35 are certainly quite modern : as to the remaining 8 nothing can be affirmed positively. The 6th and last pargtina, Sa'dabad, contains 123 villages, of which 31 liave the ending pur; riz.? Abhay-purs., of modern Jat foundation ; Bagii-pur, founded 300 years ago by a Jat named Bagb-raj ; Bahadur-pur ; Bijai-pur: Cliainar-pura; Dbak-pura ; Fatlraliah-pur ; GMtam-pnr, founded la tie T>ilgn. of Shahjahan ; Hasan-pur ; Idai-pur : Mababat-pur ; ^lakan-pur; 3Ianik-pnr, of modern Jat foundation ; Mfr-]iur ; Narayan-pur, ninned. after a G.jsain of modem date; !Narayan Das : ^Naslr-piir ; Naair-rmr; Nau-pura ; Rae-pura. of modern Tliaknr foundation ; It'mi-pnra, recently settled from Sahr/nu, by a Braliman named Man Mall; Kathid-pur ; Sala-pur, founded by a Brah:nari named Sabaia ; Saliin-par ; Samad-pur, settled not many generations ago by a Jat named S&vadh&n ; Sarniast-pnr; Shuhbaz-pur; ISher-pur, Sithara-pur, a modern off-siioot of Ganinira ; Sultan-pur ; Tsij-pur ; and Zari-pura. Of these 31 names, 5 are doubtful, ihe other 26 are proved to be rsioderit, Adding up the results thus obtained, we find that there are in the whole district 172 villages that exhibit the termination pury and of these as many as 141 are either obviously of modern ori*jsn, or are declared to be so by local tradition. It is also worthy of notice that in the above lists there lias frequently been occasion to mention tlie nuni*1 or tLe parent settlement from which a more recent colony lias been derived ; but in no tingle instance doe* rite older name show the pur ending. Yet p«ra or puri is no new ward, nor is its use as a local affix new ; on the contrary we have the clearest literary proof that it lias been very largely so employed from tire very commencement of the Aryan occupa- tion, of India. What, then, lias become of all the older names in which It once appeared ? It is inconceivable that both name and place should in every instance have been so utterly destroyed as not to leave a trace bcliind ; and we are thus forced to accept the alternative conclusion, that the affix lias in course of time so coalesced with the former part of the compound, that it ceases to be readily distingnlsliabie iron* it Kow of names that are presumably ancient, it will be found that a considerable proportion terminate in oli, auK9 aur, auri.